Cyprus’ embassy in Egypt is on alert and ready to provide Cypriot nationals residing or visiting Egypt with help after the recent developments in the country, the Director of the Consular Affairs Department of the Foreign Ministry Pantias Eliades said Thursday.
Eliades said that so far no Cypriot citizen had contacted the Embassy of the Republic in Cairo asking for any help, noting that the Embassy has been ready for days and in coordination with the diplomatic missions of other EU member states in Egypt.
Asked if there is any problem with Cypriots who live in the country, Eliades said that the Foreign Ministry has been monitoring the situation in Egypt for weeks and issued a travel advisory for Egypt warning Cypriots residing, visiting or intending to visit the country to exercise due caution and avoid areas where there are mass gatherings.
He pointed out that the country’s airport is functioning normally adding that Wednesday’s flight from Cyprus to Egypt took place as scheduled.
Anyone who wants to leave the country can do so without any problem, he said.
Asked if there are any organised groups of Cypriot tourists in Egypt, Eliades said that no travel agent either in Cyprus or in Egypt has contacted the Ministry to report any problem.